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Join Us on January 28 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on the French Civil Code

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The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about Telework and the French “Right to Disconnect”Report on Right of Huguenots to French Citizenship, “Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille, and other topics.

The French Civil Code, which Napoleon Bonaparte introduced in 1804, has had an enduring impact on the law, not just in France but throughout the world. On January 28, 2021, Foreign Law Specialist Nicolas Boring will discuss the Napoleonic Code’s history, evolution, and legacy in a new installment of the Law Library of Congress’ foreign and comparative law webinar series.  This presentation will discuss not only French law, but also the Civil Code’s impact on other countries around the world, from Belgium to Haiti.

Nicolas Boring is the Law Library’s foreign law specialist for French-speaking jurisdictions. He has a Licence en Droit (law degree) from the Université Paris Nanterre, France, a Master’s in International Politics from Aberystwyth University, in Wales, and a Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary School of Law, in Virginia. He is admitted to the bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has been a Foreign Law Specialist since 2013, and has authored numerous reports, Global Legal Monitor articles, and blog posts on the laws of France and other French-speaking countries. His most recent blog post contributions include The Constitutional Council and Judicial Review in France, and “Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille.

To register for this webinar, visit our Eventbrite page.


  1. Looking forward!

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